The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has reported new cases of 2009 Novel H1N1 influenza in Indiana. The USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Indiana State Board of Animal Health are conducting a comprehensive epidemiological investigation of the event. Veterinary officials notified the OIE on Nov. 3.
On Oct. 29, there was a presumptive detection of 2009 Novel H1N1 reported to APHIS and laboratory samples submitted to USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. On Nov. 2, NVSL confirmed the cases as the 2009 Novel H1N1 influenza virus.
According to the OIE, the outbreak occurred at a commercial farrow-to-finish swine operation. “The barn housing the affected pigs contains approximately 3,000 sows. All symptomatic pigs, as well as caretakers, have fully recovered,” according to the report. “No other units on this farm were reported to be affected and no other pigs have shown signs of clinical illness and currently none of the swine at the facility are showing clinical signs of influenza.”
The source of the outbreak is still unknown and status of the outbreak continues to be monitored.